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today as part of his west coast swing to tap into what is being called the california atm for political fundraising. ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savidge is outside the bill graham civic auditorium where the president will appear at two events today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the presidents will be taking part in a dinner and concert fundraiser that will happen here at the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. that will be tonight. all to raise more campaign cash. r & b singer john legend will be on hand to perform. and earlier this afternoon once the president arrives here he also has an event at the intercontinental hotel where alex smith is expected to attend. mr. obama spent yesterday down in l.a. doing fundraising as well. he spoke at a star studded event that included a performance by stevey wonder. his two day event could push the president over the $1 billion mark in fundraising. in september he hauled in a record setting $181 million. now despite his lackluster debate performance, the president last night struck a confident tone at the event. >> but here
and ordered for the california smog regulators to start selling the winter bland. the winter bland is a little cheaper to produce and it is coming down to basically supply and demand. that is why prices are going up. hopefully they will start selling this winter will end soon so we can see the prices go down. >> and the meantime i guess you just have to fill air out because the prices just keep going up. i was telling my sister to fill up her car because it was going to get worse. >> politics with decision 2012 president obama will be visiting the bay area today. this is the second day of his california visit. these are pictures from where the president will be later on this evening. he will attend a campaign event first at san francisco's intercontinental hotel at 4:00 p.m.. he will then be at a fund-raiser at the auditorium later today. the met rummy will be darling presence of a moscow slogan for an address later on today--hope slogan. that romney says that hope is not a strategy for dealing with the middle east. city hall was one of the buildings vandalize and oakland last night. there wer
with the theme of public safety, our final question, is that the state proposition 36 seeks to amend california law to provide that a life sentence should not be imposed for a third felony conviction unless it is for a serious or violent felony, and what is your position. >> i spent a lot of time my ten years in legislation working on criminal justice reform to make sure that we have saner drug laws and we don't see the spending grow from 5.2 to over ten percent surpassing the amount that we spend on higher education as a completely wrong track that we are on. thanks to corn brown we have turned the corner and with realignment we will be reducing that percentage of funding on the criminal justice so that we can spend it on education which is the best crime preventive tool known to human kind. i am a strong supporter of prop 36 and i supported the earlier version in 2004 when only because of wise that arnold schwarzenegger said in a television commercial that it was mathematically impossible and factually inaccurate and he said it on television and we saw the support go from 65 percent down to 4
the state this morning here in the bay area, trying to sell voters on his plan to save california's schools. he says if they vote it down, he'll have to manage austerity. those were his words to us this morning. in other words, he's talking about roughly $6 billion in cuts to education. prop 30 would save those cuts by hiking the income tax rate on those making over $250,000 a year and by boosting the sales tax a quarter of a cent. his opponents argue that would make california's sales tax the highest in the nation and would apply to gasoline as well. now, governor jerry brown says that is false, a complete lie. his opponents also argue that the new taxes would drive business out of california and that not all the new revenue would be guaranteed for schools as it would be under the competing proposition 38 tax proposal. governor brown seemed to be at his wit's ends when we spoke to him this morning in oakland. >> at my age, i just came back here to try to fix california. i don't have kids in school. i'm not going to the university. but i'm telling you as someone who knows california, we nee
a available. >> new homeless challenges in southern california apart passing ordinances from smoking into the park to leaning bikes against trees. they say that it is an unprecedented increase of homelessness. they are intended to push them out by criminalizing their daily activities. >> this man is in the hospital after getting in a fight in the north beach neighborhood. officers responded to the 400 block of broadway just after 2:00 a.m. that is where officers found one man that was hit his head to the pavement. he was taken to hospital but were potentially life- threatening. the suspect was described as male in his 20s. he fled the scene. no arrests have been reported. we will let you know if we will find out more. also, the decomposing body was found in a car in oakland. this was found around 5:00 p.m. it was in this oakland neighborhood. wrapped in a cloth. it appeared to be in the car for quite some time. the identity is still not known or the cause. >> vandals struck in oakland last night. many people attacked buildings after an anti-war protest. they believe anti arcus anti-
. this recent surge is to blame for a number of refinery problems in california, power failure in southern california and chevron fire in august. all contributing to those high prices. latest prices released from aaa this morning are just out, take a look at this, this is what has happened in the last week, if you filled up, you know it. san francisco $4.74 up 47 cents in a week. oakland up 49 cents. from a week ago. san jose 50 cents. analysts predict once that winter blend mix of gasoline begins selling we definitely could begin to see prices fall. >> if it is right, that would have a major impact on the price of gasoline, increasing our spwhraoeus by 8, 10% would be plenty to bring down california prices to norm app relationship to the rest of the country. >> reporter: the big question is how soon will we see prices fall? analysts are predicting that it could take a week or so. until then, we will probably continue to see prices under the $5 mark. sue thompson, abc7 news. >>> they are cleaning up this morning around oakland city hall after occupy protesters combined with anti-war protes
, the battle in california's election is intensifying. lorraine blanco shows us about proposition 30. >> proposition 30 is about kids and teachers and they produce the brains and shells that make the jobs possible. >> reporter: governor brown rallied support for prop 30. >> if i asked any one of you if i could guarantee you $500,000, would you pay 1% of the extra money you earned that year? [ laughter ] i think so. >> reporter: it would raise income taxes 1- 3% on people making more than a quarter million dollars a year and increase the sales tax a quarter of a cent. many teachers spent saturday afternoon walking neighborhoods and passing out fliers with information about prop 30. if it doesn't pass supporters say students k-12 will lose three weeks' of school and college students could see another tuition increase. >> i drove trucks five hours a day i went to college. >> reporter: the college. college. >> to say we can take another $6 billion in cuts because those are most fortunate that want to pay another 1% that is completely out of touch. >> reporter: in san francisco lorrai
at the latest polls, voters are still split. the public policy institute of california just released these numbers. it shows that 48% will vote yes, 44% no, 8% undecided on prop 30. with the numbers trending down, the governor is out campaigning with a new spin on why we need prop 30. >> i'm spending every day between now and the election going around asking people, look at the pamphlet and vote yes on 30. any questions? >> make no mistake, it is not easy at all for businesses to support a tax increase. >> reporter: with the support of the bay area council, the governor is now tying the fate of proposition 30 to the number one issue for voters, the economy and jobs. >> businesspeople also understand without a good school system without a vibrant university system, you can't grow the economy. so i think this thing comes down to a very stark choice. >> reporter: it's part of a new media blitz with governor brown reaching out to the press. earlier today, the governor spoke at kcbs radio with phil matier pushing his initiative that will raise state income tax on the wealthy and increase
of california is going to court to unmask these people. >> reporter: strong words from the governor today at the naacp convention. though he later clarified that he didn't necessarily mean to refer to the ku klux klan. >> no. what it is, is, that when people do things, sometimes they don't want to be exposed for what they are doing and this arizona organization says they are in business for transparency and they are not willing to come clean in california. i think they ought to unmask themselves. >> reporter: the governor is campaigning nonstop for prop 30 which would raise sales tax .25% and state income tax on the rich. it's now in the hands of the court. the fair political practices commission filed a lawsuit demanding an audit of the arizona donor group americans for responsible leadership. it says in part, quote, respondent's conduct will cause great and irreparable harm to the voters of california by potentially denying them vital information regarding the true source of large sums money n answer to that lawsuit, the arizona nonprofit says, quote, this motion is the result of intens
continue to climb in california. help could be on the way. report out this morning shows prices in san francisco $4.74 for regular. in oakland and san jose, $4.68. higher since yesterday. governor brown has ordered immediate action, urging the selling of cheaper winter blend to start earlier than usual. senator feinstein has asked the ftc to investigate the hike. more on that in a live report. >>> the first nobel pooh -- nobel prize of the year are being announced this morning. the committee says two research remembers have revolutionized the understanding of how cells and organisms develop. the committee will be announcing other awards throughout the week. >>> president obama is coming to the bay area today to make a lash dash for campaign cash before the november election. signs are springing up outside the hotel in san francisco where he has an event late afternoon. then the civic auditorium for fundraising concert and rally headlined by john legend. before the concert, $20,000 per person dinner prepared by celebrity chefs. attended by 49ers quarterback smith. >>> last night the pre
65% afro americans asistieron a las urnas. >> somos parte de california como el 40% y tenemos mucho poder y ese poder necesita ser ejercido y si no tenemos voto no tenemos voz. >> algunos seguidores de tendencias dicen que estás elecciones la participación de los hispanos en las urnas no va a ser diferente, atribuye una falta de acción de la reforma migrator migratoria. >> nos afecta y necesitamos ir a votar. >> una de las consecuencias que indican la baja participación de los votantes que llegan a oídos de los candidatos que objeto vaina temas importantes. >> santiago lucero noticias univisión 14. >> a partir de hoy se puede votar desde hoy si buscan una boleta que está en las oficinas electorals y las envían por correo. >> solo le quedan 3 días si quiere votar y la fecha límite el 22 de octubre es hora libera su tovoz. >> mitt romney criticó la falta de liderazgo del presidente obama. >> romney habló de hugo chávez, hermanos castros y medio oriente. >> un día después de la reelección de chávez mitt romney acusó a obama de falta de liderazgo global. >> en nuestro
initiative proposition 30. it's one of two competing tax measures on the california ballot. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, that's causing confusion among voters and tensions between supporters and opponents of both propositions. >> conspiracy theory. >> who the hell are you? >> reporter: you can tell how heated the debate is getting when just seconds into an interview with an opponent of prop 30 we were interrupted. >> there's a conspiracy theory that you're trying to propagate. if the news wants to take your conspiracy theory and run with it -- >> as the news, we're giving everybody -- [overlapping speakers] >> reporter: this confrontation was outside of an event featuring governor brown. >> just in case you don't know why i'm here, i want to make it real clear. >> reporter: prop 30 would bring california an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners and sales tax by .25%. >> proposition 30 is about a lot of things. it's about kids. it's about teachers. it's also about the credit rating of california. it's about social harmony.
jumped dramatically. that is a problem unique to california. let's take a look specifically at san jose. according to aa fuel gauge report -- aaa fuel gauge report a week ago it was $4.16. yesterday was $4.38. and today the average is $4.54. in a week gas prices have jumped $0.38. this all stems from supply problems. the chevron refinery fire in richmond is producing at a reduced capacity a chevron pipeline that moves crude oil from northern california was recently shut down. >> over the last week or so there has been a couple other problems. i think the most serious one was the one at the exxon mobile refinery that seemed to be sort of the straw that broke the camels back. and that is when prices jump took off. >> reporter: analysts say california's gas is at the lowest level in ten years. what doesn't help is the states strict pollution. while prices here in the bay area are high it's even higher in los angeles with some stations have actually passed the $5 mark. a few of the station owners have actually shut down the pumps rather than charging the higher price to break even. reportin
into recession, and it may very well happen. on a more upbeat, california. california is doing quite well. i like the start because it shows how california is doing relative to the united states and relative to texas. we kept hearing how great an economy texas had. but you can see we are on a much faster pace than the united states and about the same pace that taxes is at. -- texas is that. but they do quite well for the fact that their largest employer is the federal government. in a recession, the federal government does not lay off people. the second largest employee -- employer is the state of texas. they do not let up people. all the support organizations that work with those people to knock have the financial situation than we did in california or the rest of the united states were corporations were laid off people. but one of the most attractive things about taxes is that realistic is very cheap. austin, texas, is the most expensive metropolitan area. you want to know what the median price of a house is there? want to guess? $194,000. and i'm rounding up. it is very cheap. as a result, a l
of independent voters here in california suggests there was really no clear winner last night. 47% telling surveyusa president obama won and 44% mitt romney run reflecting independent voters in california. >>> both candidates are campaigning today in an all important swing state. the president has rallies in ohio and florida. romney and paul ryan will be in nevada and colorado. >>> for continuing coverage of campaign 2012 check out our website, cbssf.com. >>> in other news, there are reports that pg&e admits to having no proof that some of its pipes running through bay area cities were actually inspected. and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in martinez. so elissa, that's one of the cities where the pipes were deemed safe but never actually tested? >> reporter: well, that's right. these lines ran through some cities in the east bay and also in san jose. and according to the "san francisco chronicle," pg&e discovered this problem while reviewing the inspection history of a pipeline that was running under martinez. they found no records to confirm that the mile-long section had been fully inspec
to avoid driving. how about the price of gas? hit an all-time high in california. the average price in the state is now $4.61 a gallon. beating the previous record set in 2008 by less than a tenth of a penny. a sharp price increase began earlier this week. it's blamed on reduced supply and a volatile market in part due to the chevron refinery fire on august 6th. a gallon of regular will cost you an average 4.68 in san francisco. it's 4.63 in san jose and oakland. prices throughout the state are expected to climb for several more days before finally leveling off. >>> a murder mystery in hercules where a woman was found dead last night in her home. her car stolen from the garage. police have no suspects and few clues in the killing which has left friends and neighbors stunned. here's the story. reporter: family, friends, rushed to this house on ash court, where police say a woman's body was found inside. >> i don't believe it until i come here. oh, shocking. is shocking. reporter: neighbors say the woman living here for 25 years was suzy ko and was supposed to pick her husband up from
occurred in california. the shots were used to treat pain in your back, shoulders, and niece. in a pharmacy in massachusetts. federal health officials say many of the cases have some mild and some people have had strokes. >> now the latest on the murder of a ret retired bay area teacher. the victim husband called a neighbor when--and never found her on the floor of her home on resp weekendo memory. at least 200 people showed up to this of. some of them are friends with susie akoe. her friends could not leave something like that had happened to their friend susie. >> she was a beautiful beautiful lady. so nice and everything. . >> out here you concede the candles that have been lit and the flowers that have been set up a number of family members out here. happy with the showing of people. around 200 people have made their way out of to remember the victims. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> more on the investigation of the murder of susie koe. >> early monday morning a team of fbi crime investigators have set up in front of thekoe family home. authorities said that they are hoping these agents with
it to the california fair political practices commission. their response. we re issued the letter calling for her to disi vow this illegal transfer of money to a committee that's supporting her reelection. even today they're out together coordinating campaign. walking door to door. >> major reed says he did nothing wrong because the law only forbids transfers of funds from one candidate to another. and he's not a candidate this year. herrera says she's seeking a second term in district eight. >> all is clear this morning after a haz-mat incident in san francisco. crews evacuated a whole block between green and vallejo street. a call of an apparent suicide. when they got that. they smelled chemicals. 15 people in the building had to be evacuated. all reporting a strong smell in the area. firefighters were in the building for three hours trying to disperse the chemical to make it safe for people to return. police are investigating a murder late last night. officers responded to a welfare check after 11:00. they found a man in his 30s inside a car. he had been shot. he died at the scene. police have
have some more post- debate numbers here. a cbs 5 survey of independent voters here in california suggests there was no clear winner last night actually. 47% telling surveyusa that president obama woman while 44% felt that mr. romney won. again these poll numbers reflect independent voters in our state of california. for presidential campaign coverage anytime, of course, at your convenience, log on to our website, cbssf.com. >>> in other news, pg&e reportedly tells some regulators of its pipes in the bay area are safe but there is no proof they were tested and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in concord where one of these unsuspected pipes actually lies. elissa. >> reporter: we're talking about miles of pipeline running throughout the east bay and san jose. pg&e said that these lines had been checked and that they were safe. but they admitted to the "san francisco chronicle" yesterday that they don't have the documents to back that up. now, there are questions that these lines were ever inspected. here's where they are. we're talking about 4.5 miles of at-risk natural gas pipel
there is no fog. in southern california a man recovering in the hospital after falling off a water slide. this happened yesterday afternoon at six flags in santa clarita. officials say the 19-year-old cut in line, went last lifeguards then jumped into head-first instead of feet-first. halfway down he fell off the 75 feet tall slide. park officials say he was not cleared to go down the slide and did not receive instructions first. >>> new this morning, new york lawmakers have launched an investigation into locating sets of master keys to the city that ended up for bid on ebay put up for sale by a new jersey lock the city nor 150 they grant access to subway gates and firehouses men to be used by new york city firefighters to get by locked passages when responding to emergencies. authorities are concerned the master keys may be used by terror groups. it is not clear how the locksmith got the original set. >>> arnold schwarzenegger's book goes on sale this morning he's talking how he ruined his marriage. during his inch view he opened up about the affair with the family housekeeper and the s
is california specific. they blame low fuel production on august she have respect refinery fire in richmo, igh prsure in tonsower surge at exx mobile and maintenance on crude oil pipe in southern california >> all of these refinery issues coming together at the same time l essentially the perfect storm if you will. >>reporter: pricey storm gas buddy.com says is driving up wholesale gas prices for retailers. who are then raising prices at the pump. >> there is not a shortage per se. there is more a perception of shortages. >>reporter: it was price and oil forecaster insist the reason for the current gas price surge are false. >> everybody is jack up their wholesale prices not because of current ortages but shingtonthey anticipate to be shortages. >>reporter: he says conmers are being held hostage by shortage scare that doesn't exist. but everyone agrees prices are going up. and they will continue going up by as much as 10 cents a day this week. hitting california consumers right where it hurts. keep going up. and t onomy noto good writ no so making it harder for us. >>reporter: so wha
of insufficient security at the u.s. consulate in libya. four americans including northern california native ambassador chris stevens was killed during the september 11th attack. security officer team who was pulled weeks before the attack will testify that higher ups at the state department rebuffed his pleas for more security. >>> the man behind the antiislamic film innocence of muslims which sparked violence around the world is expected to appear in a los angeles court today. mark yusuf was convicted in 2010 of bank fraud. prosecutors want his probation revoked. they claim he lied to probation officers and uses aliases. >>> the officer that shot and killed allen blueford will not face any charges. blueford was shot during a police pursuit back in may after investigators say he pointed a gun at the officer. the family and attorney dispute that blueford had a gun. >>> 4:45 is the time. a teenager accused of attempted murder stealing a celebrity chef lamborghini will be back in court tomorrow. he is accused of a drive by shooting in april that targeted two other teenagers from mill valley.
california. we have seen spotty showers and some lightning. let's take a there is up for four days for the upper bay and i will show you where these numbers are expected to go and afternoon. >> keeping an eye on the bay bridge as we will see most of the trafficking in is picking up. there is an accident and is a motorcycle that is blocking the second line to the left. this can all seoul have injuries. >> what can you tell us will? >> the firefighter received a cut hand from broken glass. he should recover but what is happening is that they took a break for a while and that forced to step back because the hot spots are a concern. they used so much water that it looks like a lagoon. you can see that this is covered with water and it started about 1:00 a.m. this morning. it took them more than 90 minutes about a hour and have to consider that the fire was under control. the firefighters believe that by then getting an early headstart there was still smoke coming from that attic and they did not think that it was to bed. once they realiz too bad. we talked about one fire fighter that w
competing tax measures on the california boot. anne makovec shows us, that's causing confusion amongst voters. >> hey, who the hell are you? >> reporter: you can tell how heated the debate is getting, when just seconds into an interview, we were interrupted. >> it's a conspiracy theory. and, you know, if the news wants to take your conspiracy theory and run with it... >> reporter: this confrontation was outside of an event featuring governor jerry brown. >> just in case you don't know why i'm here, i wanna make it real clear. >> reporter: prop 30 would bring california an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners. and sales tax by a quarter percent. >> proposition 30 is about a lot of things. it's about kids. teachers. it's also about the credit rating in california. and it's about social harmony. it's about hope. and it's about those who have an opportunity to give something back. >> reporter: brown is also warning if 30 doesn't pass, it would trigger $6 billion in automatic cuts, most of it to schools. >> our students already suf
down in california. and believe it or not, they could be at $4 a gallon by thanksgiving. and that is, believe it or not, something to cheer about. statewide average today, $4.40. 20 cents cheaper per gallon than the record high about two weeks ago. analysts say prices will continue to drop 10 to 15 cents a gallon a week through thanksgiving and could average $3.75 hopefully by the end of the year. >>> okay. you ready for the world series? you see matt cain, marco scutaro, everyone fired up, the bay area is buzzing and so is our nbc chopper. the scene at atat&t park. they brought in thousands of pounds of new dirt, very experienced crew here, so the field should look sharp for tomorrow evening, 5:07 p.m., first pitch against the detroit tigers. >>> we did this not long ago in 2010, you remember. so san francisco knows what to do. and there's plenty to do in these next 24 hours. it's not just baseball. here's nbc bay area's joe rizzoto jr. >> reporter: if the giants hadn't won game seven on monday night, not only would their season have been over, but also enrique's. >> this right here
meningitis. the latest in new hampshire but california has not reported any illness. however they did reportedly receive some of the tainted patchebatches. nw research showing that shots against cervical cancer cannot make pearls promiscuous. this study making -- girls promiscuous. not making them promiscuous. they were asked about having them sex but instead of looking at a sexual activity after vaccination. this based on the numbers of transmission of a h-p v and also, three ppretrial hearings. these are in guantanamo bay are closed to the public but military family members are able to watch it on closed circuit television. this will also be shown in paris in new jersey and maryland. it is expected to start today and and to tcontinue to the end of the week. turning-two decision 2010. president obama and mitt romney will turn out and be york city on a city town vhall and candy crowell will moderate. she is the first woman to moderate in over two decades. go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates and to watch all the presidential speeches. uni
california school gets new funding. prop thirty-eight restores what we've lost... teachers, small classes, art music and science labs. prop thirty-eight guarantees that money will go to my school and your school. then every child in california can get a world-class education. and sacramento can't touch it. what does thirty-eight mean to me? the sky's my limit. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. a lot people have been out hunting force a special rock. a rock from a meteor that went across the bay area this weekend. lot of people are looking with the space walks with a broken up meteor. scientists believe the media may have ended up in the east bay. >> of a thing happen is a small piece of the asteroid was despised the rocket metal hit the upper atmosphere and broke up into tons of glittering fragments. it crashed somewhere north of here probably into th
's association complained that the donation to the -- about the donation to the california fair political practices commission. >> we reissued the letter support to rossett few weeks ago calling for her to repudiate and disa vow the money from the mayor's committee to the committee supporting re-election. even today they're out together coordinating campaigns, walking door-to-door. they continue to flaw the law and it needs to stop. >> mayor reid said he did nothing wrong because the law only prevents transfer of funds from one candidate to another and he is not a candidate. herrera is seeking her second term in district 8 and she's facing a challenge. >>> all's clear after a hazmat incident picked several people out of their homes last night in san francisco. crews evacuated a whole block around 7:30 on powell street between green and vallejo in north beach. the police responded to a call and apparent suicide. emergency responders smelled chemicals when they got there. 15 people inside the build handwriting to be evacuated and firefighters were in that building for over three hours tryin
on for the family's minivan which has disappeared. >>> health care workers plan to picket outside california pacific medical center in san francisco today protest marks latest in demonstrations against chmc workers will not be on strike, they will air complaints about cpmc and sutter health. the union accuse the hospital chain of trying to cut sick time and health insurance for employees. -- >> san francisco board of supervisors president chu is doing an about face on his plan to ban yellow pages from being left on doorsteps. a federal appeals court struck down seattle's ban on the distribution of principled commercial telephone directories. last year the board of supervisors approved a three year plan to prohibit distributors from leaving phone books on your doorstep unless residents or businesses agreed. the new law would have gone into effect next may. >>> you see traffic on the bay bridge, still wet, rain and accidents go hand-in-hand, traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. now a live look at the embarcadero in san francisco, definitely you can see the pavement glistening t
was hit in the head but wasn't seriously hurt. the group was arrested at california and battery streets. >>> occupy protestors have returned to san jose city hall. they first set up an encampment in october but they left and now ten are back to observe the movements first anniversary. they say their protest is peaceful and meant to educate the public about their cause. we have more information about a story we first told you about yesterday here on mornings on 2. the woman killed in a crash on southbound 880 has been identified as 49-year-old palo alto resident charlotte sue seth faith. that is when police say her car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. she died at the scene. >>> daly city police are investigating the accident that killed one six-year-old girl and two others with life threatening injuries. officers aren't sure why a mini van plowed into a group of pedestrians at a st. andrews church yesterday morning. a six-year-old girl, her mother and another were taken to the hospital where the girl died. >> you know it could be somebody that we know's relative or something. i'm jus
, this was president obama's sixth visit to the bay. he wrapped up his last fundraising blitz in california asking donors to send e-mails and make phone calls in key battleground states. frank and michelle, with an election that's probably almost a month away from now, just how tight it is it could be these swing states that could determine the election. in a few hours, both candidates go to ohio. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a big bounce for mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in an updated survey. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce turning the table on the president's attack on his foreign policy knowledge. speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he went on to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but added hope is in the a strategy. >> it's clear that the -- hope is not a strategy. >> it's clear that the risk of c
. california's ballot initiatives are no exception. but as cbs 5 political reporter grace lee tells us, not always clear who is writing the checks. >>> reporter: no, it's not. two of the best funded ballot measures are proposition 30, that's the governor's tax initiative, and proposition 32 which would ban payroll deductions for political purposes. now, both are getting a lot of attention because there is so much money involved. this election 290 million has been spent on 11 ballot initiatives. props 30 and 32 got the most a combined $197 million out of that $290 million. and now an unknown group from out of state is contributing millions. it's spurring all kinds of political pushing, especially from governor brown. >>> reporter: governor brown will be working through the weekend stuffing for his own tax initiative proposition 30 which would raise the sales tax a quarter percent and increase state income tax on the rich. >> have you seen the surveys? there are four separate polls that show the margin is 10 to 12%. that's the way it is today and between now and election day we'll make t
was in the bay area today pushing for voters to pass prop 30 and reject prop 32. dozens of california educators were on hand at the burlingame news conference to show their support. prop 30 would prevent billions of dollars in cuts to schools and colleges. prop 32 prevents unions from using dues for political purposes. he values the quality of education he got and wants to make sure that quality continues. >> we need in school not just standardized tests that comes out of washington bureaucracy but we also need arts programs, science programs, fileld trip, librarians, counselors. >> critics of prop 30 say it does not guarantee any new jobs or funding for schools, that it is actually bad for jobs and harmful to small businesses and the folks who are yes on prop 32 argue that it removes special interest money from politics. >>> the call for a san jose city councilwoman to return campaign money is growing louder this weekend. last week the state fair political practices commission ruled that san jose mayor violated state law when his political action committee donated $100,000 to rose herrera. the
shark attack along the california coastline. we'll tell you which beach is now shut down and which waters the shark could be lurking in. >>> barnes and noble bookstores are shut down and among those to have their pin pads hacked. i'm live in san jose with details coming up. >>> also, gas prices in the bay area heading in the direction that we like. and across the state we'll show you how low it can go by the end of the year. >>> and look at this, it's wide open at the toll plaza with some cloud cover.uy christina has a full look at the forecast coming up. >>> and baseball is famous for superstitions. san francisco no stranger to that. here's a humorous look at the great lengths some fans are actually going to try to make sure they get some tickets in a victory today. one fan runs from his north beach home all the way to at&t park to touch the willie mays statue. marla tellez could do that backwards with her eyes closed. go giants! >>> we have a consumer warning this morning for shoppers of barnes&noble. they say their pin pads were hacked at dozens of store, some in the bay area. a
. the state of california has added one chemical flame retardant to its list of cancer- causing chemicals but no one seems to know which chemicals are in which sofas so they are all getting a prop 65 warning label what they do know if your couch was purchased in california, it likely contains pounds of chemical flame retardants added to comply with a 1970s state flammability standard. >> supposed to withstand the 12- second open flame. >> reporter: this scientist explains that's the 40-year-old requirement of tb-117. but it only applies to the foam inside the furniture which is why manufacturers douse it with chemicals. he demonstrates in an actual fire it's the fabric that catches first and once it's ignited he says the chemicals have little effect except to produce toxic smoke and carbon monoxide. and because the flame retardants migrate and set until dust studies found high levels of the toxic chemical in toddlers, breast milk and babies, as well. >> we do know it lowers iq that it slows brain development. >> reporter: the state senator is relieved a reduced standard may eliminate thes
, according to aaa, fuel gauge report. the cost of gas in california increased dramatically this weeks but a problem unique to the state. california is dealing with suplay challenges. the fire at the chevron in richmond caused lower production and a fire in la recently. california's gasoline inventories are at the lowest levels in ten years. people we spoke to had they own opinions. >> they give us the wantings, we heard about it. who knows, i don't know, what is the reason for it? bottom line is my i'm not making more money but paying more in gas, continuesly. particularly in california. it's really bad. >> reporter: take a look at what is happening in san jose. a week ago regular unleaded costs $4.16 a gallon. yesterday $4.38 a gallon. today the average climbed up to $4.54 a gallon. that means that the jump of $0.38 in just a week. the prices are high in the bay area, in la, the prices are even higher and several stations there it's gone over $5 a gallon and some station owners are shutting down the pumps because they don't want to charge customers the higher prices just to break eve
on refinery and pipeline problems in northern and southern california including that chevron refinery fire in richmond this summer. >> the panic could easily subside very quickly and -- and things could calm down. but we just don't know how quickly they are going to be able to get these supplies back online that we need. >> reporter: here is the latest damage according to aaa. nearly 4.60 a gallon in san francisco, 4.53 in san jose. 4.52 in oakland. now, some costco stations down in southern california have actually run out of gas. they have locked up their pumps until further notice. gas inventory in california is the lowest in more than 10 years. we did though check with costco stations here in the bay area and they say they do have gas. everybody is hoping to find the lowest gasoline prices. don't end up here at this 76. we have all of the lowest prices for you in your neighborhood right now listed on cbssf.com/gas. live in cupertino, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> gosh, i remember when a gallon of gas was 89 cents. >> i can go lower than that but we won't
california voters can cast early ballots. >> a scandal at the vatican, this time, the butler says he did it. the information he took, and the punishment just happened down. >> the political debate that could turn into a two man comedy show, when you can see two familiar faces go head to head on stage. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online or both. learn more at devry.edu. and let nothing stand in your way. >>> pope's butler will serve a 18 month sent for documents. the butler says he leaked the pope's private correspondence out of love for the church and pope. the book reveals that the petty in fighting innages of corruption and homosexual associated with the roman catholic church. >>> closer to hom
. if they don't respond, they will remove all other animals from the property today. >>> california has some new laws in place. one involves therapy to try to keep people from being gay. >>> and the san francisco giants already clinched their playoff spot. now the as are this close to earning a postseason berth. ♪ places it will take you. ♪ dreams it will make come true. ♪ with technology and style to match your achievements and desires. ♪ the question is where will your new es take you? ♪ introducing the all-new lexus es. ♪ starting at $6.99. our tri-tip with hand-breaded onion straws, our crispy shrimp smothered in bang bang sauce, and tuscan chicken on focaccia. sizzler. >>> this is 7th from middle hare bore. i can see it -- hare bore. you can see from -- harbor. you can see it from the ground. >>> texas is city shaking from an earthquake. it happened late saturday night and was centered in irving texas, that's a disturb of dallas. walls crack and pictures were knocked off walls but no manger damage was reported. >> the couch actually shook side to side. it actually -- you felt th
. >>> the controversy surrounding cell phone smuggling at california prisons has taken a new twist. according to a new report, 20 california prison employees accused of smuggling cell phones to inmates have either resigned or were fired. the report claims most of those employees were accused of smuggling the phones in exchange for cash. one inmate was caught with a phone that had a nude photo allegedly sent by a female guard. >>> 62-year-old jose molana died thursday after becoming trapped inside an industrial oven. we have no details on how he became trapped in there. >>> 7:10. a high-ranking port of oakland official is facing inappropriate charges. the inappropriate way he allegedly spent thousands of funds. >>> plus -- not as green as you think. why environment benefits for electric cars are limited. >>> well, lots of fog out there. but once it burns off, temperatures will start to warm up a little bit. hazy skies. temperatures, 60s, 70s and 80s. beautiful sunrise if you don't have the fog. >>> thank you, steve. 7:12. new this morning, tensions continue to build between turkey and syria. this morni
the test so pg&e is warning there maybe a gas odor in that area. >>> california becomes the first state to been bacon verseal form of therapy aimed at turning gay teenagers straight. the governor signed the bill into law pro hinting sexual orientation change for anyone under 18 or therapy that tries to cause that. the senator who wrote the bill says it stops children from being psychologically abuse. >>> this morning arnold schwarzenegger will appear on "good morning america" to discuss his new book where he describes in bail his -- in detail his infidelity. he admitted to an affair with actress brigitte nielsen. >> was that the only affair? >> no, i had others. but, you know that is something that is obviously between maria and me. >> she knew? >> yeah. >> so it is a recurring issue with you? >> i'm not perfect. >> schwarzenegger has admitted to an affair with his family's long time housekeeper which lead to a son he kept secret for years. schwarzenegger will give his first live interview since the scandal on "good morning america" right here starting at 7:00. >>> caltrain adding six m
is suing samsung and no samsung is suing a couple. here in california, after the telephon iphone 5----this was filed in california. that the iphone infringers on eight of the samsung patents. saying that " we're always preferred to compete in the marketplace with innovative products instead of competing in the court room. however, the company went on to say that it had little choice but to take these steps necessary to protect innovations. the san francisco based music subscription service will now pay musicians for every person they convince through social media to sign up. starting today you'll be able to pay ms. editions of $10 in an attempt to attract users to this site. with any artist that has created an account such as snoop doog the genius grant. one recipient say that this is a validation called " family initiative. this was started in oakland, 21, awarding self-sufficiency. with neighborhoods bringing groups of friends to gather and asking for them to find jobs, save money and help other children cured also, a los angeles photographer is also another recipient and a microbiologis
and border protection officers stopped a truck entering the port in san isidoro california on saturday morning. inside a tanker that was in the back of ey found 133 pounds of cocaine. federal agents say those drugs are worth an estimated $4.5 million in the street. the driver was a u.s. citizen and has now been arrested. >>> are california state employees overpaid? what a report by a watchdog group says and the grade it gave our state. >> a number of records today. i'll let you know where those records were broken and when these winds are going to cool us off. we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> a couple's retirement announcement puts contra costa county homeless support in jeopardy. who's stepping up to fill in and the concerns about their replacement. >> also the local city that plans to outsource police work. the move that put a snag in this controversial plan. >> plus, temperatures are still hot around the bay area. but not for long. the updated weather time line for the area where you live, tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00, complete bay area news coverage. dan hur
a challenge against california's landmark laws to regulate greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow. a judge strict down the 2006 law signed by governor stpheger that is aimed at cutting the -- governor schwarzenegger that is aimed at cutting carbon footprint fuels. the state has asked the court to reverse the lower court ruling. >>> our air outside fresh and damp thanks to the fog. >> you can see our air out there. >>> we like that high relative humidity, good for low fire danger that is quickly going to change in the next 24 hours, less fog, and less recovery overnight we're talking offshore flow. first things first. look at the fog across the bay into our inland east bay going to take time to clear, 9:00 inland east bay and san jose clear, through 10:00, 11:00 the rest of the bay clears high clouds for the north bay. take a look at visibility right now down to quarter of a mile in napa, half mile in novato up to santa rosa airport half mile visibility. you can count on delays within the next hour, mile and quarter half moon bay. further east concord 2 1/2 miles, livermore is okay, i expect that
say unusual look at something that happens all the time. >>> millions in california will be ducking and covering this morning. >>> good morning sue hall following your thursday morning commute with a live look at the san mateo bridge things flowing smoothly between hayward and foster city and the other direction. full closure this weekend. >>> tonight someone in the bay area will be $49,000 richer could be you i'm katie marzullo live in san francisco i'll tell you the easy way you can enter to win, next. >>> it may be you, it won't be us we are not eligible. good morning at 5 o'clock between the 49ers game tonight and maybe if you are a meteor showers watcher the weather could not be any more perfect. >> but warmer. >>> no need to take your coat to the game tonight mid 70s by the start mid 60s by the end fun electric night at the stick. right now live doppler no radar returns, still following high fire danger in red higher elevations north bay mountains, east bay hills, diablo range that area still susceptible to high fire danger tendencies over the next couple of hours. low to mid
. >> in california politics governor jerry brown is making an urgent push for one measure on next month's ballot and against another. members of the california teachers association joined the governor in san francisco to show support for prop 30. it would raise taxes on high income households to support schools and education programs. >>> i say proposition 30 is about jobs because it's about kids and teachers, and they produce the brains and the skills that make the jobs of the future possible. >>> a competing school spending measure is prop 38. the governor and teachers union are also campaigning against prop 32 which they say will limit teachers' participation in the political process. >>> if you work for the state of california the recession may not have hurt you too badly. at least not in terms of your sal i are. a new study reveals state employees have fared much better in the paycheck department than workers in the private sector. abc7 news capital correspondent nannette miranda reports from sacramento. >>> a new center for government analysis study shows a big discrepancy in paychecks whe
to hurricane sandy. the california national guard left yesterday's heading for n.c.. a scotchman of big c-17 cargo planes carrying helicopters are being sent also. those helicopters will be able to rescue stranded people from rooftops. they will be sent there to help with that effort. tents, medical supplies, and other deer followed. an elite group trained to deal with emergency like this was sent. >> i am highly trained personnel and the air force. they have to be qualified in t cnc foggy conditions as to start the morning. we do have a dense fog advisory issued by the national weather service. certainly keep that in mind as to get hot on the freeway. we will see sunshine into the afternoon. your temperature's very similar to what we saw yesterday's. tomorrow we have major changes talk about. a critical the cloudy afternoon. rain begins later that evening. overnight will see heavy showers waking up thursday morning looking ahead dry weather by the weekend, plenty of sunshine to go around. if temperatures will start to climb back by monday it could actually be in the low '80s. again we have
. this is history in the making. that shuttle is inching, inching closer to the permanent home. the california science center. again, it was supposed to be there a lot earlier but the arrival time keeps getting pushed back. the right now museum officials are hoping it will arrive to the science center in the next hour. however, no guarantees. the endeavour was supposed to get there at nine last night. it has been a tight squeeze passed trees and power poles. they are trying to cut down as few trees as possible. >> rocket scientist went to san francisco to witness the transport. >> it is once in a lifetime p thing to as shuttle going down the streets. especially in l.a. >> i had to see it. >> just in los angeles, 268 trees have been cut down so far to get the shuttle through there. and there are going to be more than 700 planted as replacement. >>> they continue to search for clues surrounding the death of the little girl who was kidnapped and killed. >> last night, the westminster community came together to celebrate the life of jessica ridgeway. she disappeared while walking to school a week
mateo county fire and the california office of the emergency services. at sunset, the search continued with boats, helicopters, and a c130 aircraft, topping flares into the -- dropping flares into the ocean to see which way the currents would carry them. on the coast, don knapp, cbs5. >>> a drive-by shooting investigation tied up traffic on the peninsula for hours this afternoon. it happened around 3:30 on southbound highway 101 at the holly street exit in san carlos. the highway was not fully reopened until four hours later. witnesses reported seeing a car swerving before veering off the highway. it turns out that a gunman in the car shop multiple times at the time of the crash. two men and a woman were injured and taken to the hospital, but it is not clear if they were hit by gunfire or hurt in the crash. >>> we're asking for the public's help for anyone that saw the altercation, saw the shootings, saw any piece of this to call the belmont police department. >> reporter: the holly street off ramp will remain closed indefinitely as they need to stay on the scene. >>> san jose is repor
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